HRD Ministry Devises New Rules for Schools to Follow on Reopening
GUWAHATI: Working with the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is devising new norms to be followed by schools once they reopen.
Children from Class IX to Class XII are to attend school prior to all other students, abiding by new rules laid down to ensure social distancing and other precautionary measures. Students from Classes I to V, however, are not likely to return to school for 3 more months.
School administrations will brief students on a new seating arrangement ensuring 6 feet distance between students with not more than 15 to 20 students in a class.
Morning assembly will be prohibited for the first few months, wearing of masks would be made mandatory and students will bring their own lunch as school canteens will not function initially.
Sanitization of classrooms in school premises and frequently touched surfaces will also be carried out before children come in, once during the day and after they leave.
There will be hand sanitizing stations at different locations on the school campus and parents will not be allowed entry inside the school campuses; they will have to drop children at the gate.
There will be different entry and exit points for children entering and leaving the campus to ensure there is no crowding at one point.